Thursday, August 19, 2010

Verve New Release Spotlight: Great Friend


Today is the final day of Verve's New Release Spotlights, which means two things: a) lots more eye candy today, and b) the official release is right around the corner! As in tomorrow (Friday)! Join us HERE in the Verve Forum at 8 pm EST tomorrow for good fun and chitchat. Can't wait!


Today's featured set is called Great Friend. You will *love* the generous size of the largest flowers in this set as well as the smaller sizes for layering! I can't wait to share all of the cards I made with this set, but for today, just one. The Divas are going to share all sorts of different ways to work with these flowers - coloring, layering, distressing, paper piecing, and so on. I stepped way out of character for today's sample and went with a modern, clean, graphic approach:


I know, can you believe? Clean and simple, all the way! I had so much fun stepping out of my layering-embellishing-coloring box, and I love that this can be easily re-created in less than ten minutes!

Now be sure to see all kinds of gorgeousness at my fellow Divas' blogs. Remember to leave comments on each of the blogs for your chance to win Great Friend!


1. Laurie8. Teresa
2. Amy9. Jen T.
3. Michelle10. Tosh
4. Mercy11. Julee
5. Susan12. Jackie
6. Maureen13. Lynda
7. Sankari14. Amber

Thanks so much for visiting!

117 comments:

Diana S said...

Very pretty, I love the saying!!!!

Chrisd said...

Another great set from Verve. I love the CAS way you share the stamps.

Oliwiaen said...

Haha, I'd probably be trimming the papers more than ten minutes!!
Simple or layered, your cards are always a perfection!

Shirley said...

Simple, but beautiful card!

sfread171@hotmail.com

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Amy! Love this new set!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

This set is amazing...love the card you've created!

Danisha said...

This is a departure from your normal style, but I like this too!

Margaret de Witt said...

Another gorgeous, clean, classy card. Very beautiful Amy.

daisydilly (vicki) said...

As usual you have created a great looking card

Susan said...

Really pretty. I can't wait to see what else you've done with this set.

Luanne said...

This is so clean and fresh! That green button just pops! Totally love it!

Wendy said...

Oh wow!!!! You did super. Great choice of color!!!

Darla said...

Simple and beautiful, love it and the new set!

Mirabelka said...

beautiful card! has a sort of spring feeling

Beverly said...

Beautiful card! I love the button treatment!

KanataNewf said...

This is beautiful, I may just have to CASE this!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

You rock the clean and simple too!

Detra said...

Really pretty card. I love the simplicity. tfs.

Wendy Space said...

So pretty! I love how you did the flowers on the background!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Simply elegant Amy. So pretty.

Sian said...
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Sian said...

Gorgeous card, love the simple design, it's very effective.

Katie Cotton said...

It IS clean and simple but still totally you! Love it!!

Sandra said...

beautiful!
love the colors.
Sandra

Bogner's said...

Wow, what a great card! I love all those flowers! I love that there is a open flower that can be used like this for a background or put on dp for a fun design!

Tanya said...

Fantastic CAS card! Love that flower.Thanks!

Janet L. said...

Such a pretty card. I love the big olive button to tie the colors together.

Crafty Math Chick said...

A striking color combo and a lovely CAS card Amy. Like the layout you selected too.

Mary Anne Perlmutter said...

Thank you! I am always looking for fast and simple cards. This is a great example.

Melisa Hunter said...

Gorgeous card! Your CAS cards are as beautiful as your layered and embellished ones!

Kay said...

Beautiful set from Verve and you once again did a great job on your simple card.

Marja Sch said...

Wow what a wonderful card. Gorgeous stamps. Hugs Marja

marilynwillauer said...

Simple but beautiful card. Love the simplicity of it, but it brings beauty with it. The Verve sayings are just great!!!

Pat said...

Beautiful...who knew clean and simple could be so gorgeous? I love the way you stamped the flowers kind of making your own DP.

TannyP said...

This is the most lovely CAS I've seen! Simple & elegant....love it!

Darlene said...

Gorgeous CAS card. I can't wait to see the complete set.

Amy D said...

I love the clean and simple look to the card. You always do a wonderful job with your cards!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Amy, this card is beautiful! I simply love your style!

Jen P said...

Love the CAS look! Love the colors too! :)

Lorie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You need to step out of that box more often!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card. Very clean and simple.

Pam said...

Beautiful card. Love the clean look and the colors. Great design.

Maureen said...

oh, clean and simple looks good on you...love the flowers in different colours :) Was it hard to hold off and not add to it? I can only imagine how long it takes to do a card with all you luscious details and styling...I strive to channel you :)

AGohl said...

Beautiful card!

Clare said...

I love your card! I don't know why I can't do something simple! I always add so much to a card. I'll have to try something like this! Thanks!

Tina said...

Wowsa, what a beauty!

Ravengirl said...

Love that you did a clean and graphic style card! It's beautiful and these flowers totally lend themselves to the style!

Margaret said...

i love love love clean and simple!

Wendy said...

OM Goodness Amy, this is so pretty!

Marisa said...

Love all that white space!! Fabulous card :D

laurensmom22 said...

Amy, this simple card is stunning! I love how you used diferent inks and overlapped. Beautiful!

Jessica said...

This is gorgeous Amy, even your clean and simple is beautiful!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

So simple yet so gorgeous! I love it!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous CAS creation, Amy! Love that wonderful flower!!

readysetlove said...

simple but incredibly elegant.

Tami - kwquilt@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful card Amy! I agree that you've gone outside of your style. It just shows how versatile you can be with your cards.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

ACK! I love the way you think, Amy! This modern look is fantastic! BEAUTIFUL!

Basement Stamper said...

love the flower set! and the black against the colors you chose is gorgeous.

Julie E said...

I am shocked because clean and simple is not your mantra. That being said, this is a beauty!

Dani said...

This is such a beauty of a card!! I love it!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Amy!!

Sillyfilly said...

I love this card. I like just the outline of the flowers.

silvia said...

Beautiful card!! LOVE the colors!!

Janine said...

Very different but stylish.

Maya said...

The button makes it perfect! Really clean and cute :)

Giovana said...

Very pretty and elegant.

Lillian Child said...

Love the fall color choices and to make it up so quick and easy with the beautiful stamp - awesome indeed!

Kay said...

Okay....for sure this is my all time favorite. I love this set. Beautiful job Amy!

Yvonne said...

Love it!

Linda Carson said...

You do complex to clean & simple absolutely beautiful!

Lori Craig said...

Just gorgeous, Amy!

Vickie Z said...

It's a gorgeous CAS (but, I was suprised!!) Love the flowers for the background and only on one section of the card!!

Lynda Benden said...

This is fantastic Amy! What beautiful colors and I just love the CAS layout!

Terri E. said...

This is so cas for you! Love it.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Mary B said...

Amy, this card is so very different from your usual, but it is beautiful, too. Love the colors!

Vera said...

I would never have recognized this as one of your cards, Amy, except that it is gorgeous, as is everything you create!

Marsha said...

Love your card.

jan said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog!

Jackie said...

Oh wow, this is so pretty! I love the outline look and how it goes to only the left side of the card....great job!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I love your color layering effect! so pretty

Tracy said...

Great card - love how simple and clean you kept it!

TinaH said...

Love your card - love the new sets!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOW Amy! This is STUNNING!

Heather said...

Wow, this card is great and even though you "stepped out of your box" anything more would have ruined it. So graphic--I love these flowers.

Creative Mish said...

I love the clean and simple look of your card. The outline of the flowers in various colors is fabulous!

Crestajune said...

beautiful card! Love the flowers and the fonts. I think I NEED this one for sure!

Patty from FL said...

I love clean and simple! Your card is very pretty.

Silke Ledlow said...

Amy, my sweet friend.... you really do magic with the VV images!!! All your sneak peek cards are amazing!!! And you do CAS so fabulously too!!! Hugs ~S~

Gretchen said...

Oh these colors are so good together and I love all of the white space! Hard to tell that you are out of you rcomfort zone- this is gorgeous!

Stephanie Hass said...

Beautifully done! I love the simplicity of it.

Kristina said...

I had to do a double take to see whose blog I was on! lol

I love your clean and simple take on this set. Those flowers looks so lovely cascading down the card!

Billie A said...

Sweet love just the outline of the flowers in the different colors. Great look

Ceal said...

so pretty! TFS

Anonymous said...

You fulfilled my usage vision! Yeah! What gloriously simple elegance enhanced via ribbon, scalloped papercraft and variety inks! You go girl!
mt23stamper

scrappingnana said...

Very nice card. Love this flower set and all the peeks. TFS

Kathy said...

Love this clean and simple card!

KB said...

love it beautiful card

Barbie D. said...

Beautiful, love the simple but classy card.

MarvA1ix said...

Plain and simple, fresh and fabulous. This card is just my style. Can't wait to see the full set of stamps.

Regina said...

Ooh - I LOVE how that turned out -- what a creative, elegant, and CAS way to use those flowers.

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous! I love that floral stamped background!! Great card design too!

kim.mom said...

LOVE this card!!!

Jillisgram said...

Love that this card is so simple to make yet is so lovely.

jennifer mitten said...

Great card! I love the way you placed those flowers.

Kelly said...

SUch a pretty "clean" card. I love the different colored flowers!

ladybugg61 said...

That CAS card is sweet, I love the colours you used!

pammy jo said...

this was so not the card i expected to see from you and yet you do this style so well, too :) i love the simple flowers stamped for the background!

Ola said...

I love this CAS card..... really shows off that verve-y yumminess!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Nicole said...

What a cool approach. I like the open line look of the flower on the white.

Cindy said...

Wonderful simplicity with just a few colors.

Andrea Ewen said...

Great CAS card, Amy, sometimes these are just as hard as the super embellished ones!

annesatx said...

I like the way you stamped the flower on this card -- I can do that!

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

The thought which goes into your cards is evident in the design. Elegant, Stylish, Modern - beautifully done.

Bev J. said...

I love it-great design and card.

Tasha said...

Love this stamp set, and what you did with it is gorgeous!

paulatracy said...

I can only hope to have these ideas in my head some day. I swear, if it isn't colored, I am totally lost. I need to use this side of my brain, this is just gorjuss!

pr31 said...

Awesome stamps! Thanks for sharing! Love the color combo! Lime green freak here!

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